Friday, October 19, 2018

Five Star Rating

The five star rating system is used across many industries to signify something is exceptional. We tend to think of a five star hotel as one that is posh and pricey. A five star rating on Amazon means that customers are satisfied with a...

With This Ring, I Defraud Thee

One of the easiest ways for an immigrant to become a lawful resident of the United States is to marry an American citizen. While there are many immigrants who find their true love in the “Land of the Free and the Home of the...

Mail Fail

There are still many letter carriers who must deliver mail house-to-house on foot, so it's not hard to believe that one could get injured while making the appointed rounds. But a recent Cleveland.com report exposes one former postal worker, who now must shoulder a...

Doc Robbin’

Does stealing from insurance carriers to keep an ailing medical practice afloat really classify as ''Robin Hood''-type behavior? According to The Record, a judge who compared a New Jersey doctor to the English folk hero also sentenced the offender to multiple years in prison,...

Up-Charge

There are many types of salesmen known for luring customers in with an offer that can't be refused. Before you know it, you have agreed to buy a product with more features than you need and you've paid an up-charge that has busted your...

Adding Insult to Injury

There 's nothing like trying to repair your credit record, then being victimized by the very entity that was supposed to help you do it. (Talk about adding insult to injury.) That 's what happened in today 's "Fraud of the Day," which tells...

Relationship Troubles

There are countless stories of how ex-spouses seek revenge for grievances they have against each other. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' involves an interesting twist on marital revenge. A Brooklyn woman allegedly assumed the identity of her husband's original wife and bilked the government...

Admissions Fraud

College admissions are competitive. (That’s why high school seniors are encouraged to apply to multiple schools with the hopes of getting into at least one of their favorites.) When a Carmel, Indiana woman applied to her favored university and got rejected, she committed student...

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Parents’ actions often speak louder than words. And, when children observe their parents repeating the same behavior frequently, they tend to copy. (Monkey see, monkey do.) A woman from Placentia, California emulated her mother’s repetitive criminal behavior and followed her lead right into a...

They Never Learn

Some fraudsters never learn. They frequently commit the same crime over and over again until one day, they make a mistake. A Georgia woman almost carried out a successful student loan fraud scheme worth $500,000, until she mistakenly signed her own name instead of...
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